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HBO Lines Up Projects With Philip Seymour Hoffman & Chloe Sevigny; Gets 'Cocaine Cowboys' Moving

  • By Catherine Scott
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  • March 16, 2011 3:39 AM
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HBO has been lining up terrific projects left and right with quite a few being announced just this past week. Today, Deadline reports that HBO is developing a drama project titled "Upstate." The project comes from eOne Television and Cooper's Town Productions, headed by actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and Emily Ziff. Written by Brett C. Leonard (HBO's "Hung") and playwright Bob Glaudini (who collaborated with Hoffman on "Jack Goes Boating"), the script focuses on Roy Perkins, a recently laid-off man who relocates his family to an undisclosed rural location in America in order to become a correctional officer in a private, for-profit prison. The town and Perkins' family begins to prosper from this new prison, and tensions inside (and outside) the prison begin to erupt. There's no word yet as to whether Hoffman will star in the lead role, or whether this project is being conceived as a pilot for a series or as a one-shot miniserie, but it sounds like some interesting material to be sure.

Paul Thomas Anderson May Have Found Financing For 'Inherent Vice' & Untitled Scientology Project

  • By Edward Davis
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  • February 11, 2011 1:01 AM
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Jeremy Renner Not Attached To 'The Master' Any LongerWho would have thought a billionairess would come to the rescue of Paul Thomas Anderson? That seems to be the case and perhaps, Megan Ellison, the 25-year-old daughter of American business magnate and Oracle boss Larry Ellison, simply just has a lot of money and good taste.

Christopher Walken & Imogen Poots Round Out 'A Late Quartet' With Philip Seymour Hoffman

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 10, 2011 3:07 AM
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The final pieces of the puzzle have fallen into place for the indie drama "A Late Quartet." Following our exclusive reports last week of Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener joining the film, an official press release has confirmed their involvement as well as the rest of the players for the forthcoming picture.

Catherine Keener Joins Philip Seymour Hoffman In 'A Late Quartet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 8, 2011 6:22 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: More casting has fallen into place for Yaron Zilberman‘s indie-drama “A Late Quartet.” Following Thursday's announcement that Philip Seymour Hoffman had joined the film, reps for Catherine Keener have confirmed that the actress has joined 'Quartet''s cast as well.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Joins 'A Late Quartet'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2011 6:53 AM
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Exclusive: With filming set to begin imminently on Yaron Zilberman's indie-drama "A Late Quartet," casting is beginning to get firmed up.

Sony Pictures Picks Up George Clooney's Political Thriller 'Ides Of March'; Hits Theaters Dec. 2011

  • By Simon Dang
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  • November 2, 2010 1:57 AM
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Sony Pictures have acquired North American distribution rights to George Clooney's upcoming political thriller "Ides Of March" with plans for a limited, Oscar-threatening December 2011 release before going wide in January 2012.

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